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TIEIS BOCK 'IBYKNB ABGU8. WEDNESDAY, JANUABY e, 1889.
4 dozn stripe jersey caps at 8c each.
5 dor.cn white tohopeao caps 13o each.
20 dozen, all colors. 19c each.
10 dozen assorted, 84c each.
12 dozen ifood and heavy. 42; each.
Everything in this department ooino
on Monday. January 7, 1889.
5 dozen very lartre pure lace wool nu
bias (or scarfs) navy the only color, will
bo opened at 32c.
This is the season of the year when
miliinery is sold cheaper than at an;
We make the following quotations:
250 yards fancy stripe trimming velvets
(? colors) goes at 12c a yard. Have been
sold at f 1 and 81.25 per yard.
We have marked four hundred
yards of our fine 16-inch dress plush
down to 41 cents.
We have an unusually large stock of
plushes, velvets and dress goods which
we expect to move this week, by naming
some reckless figures, of which the above
ate Tair samples.
We shall also sell a limited quantity of
cnotce velvet at SB cents per yard. Youll
know its cheap without any argument.
ASK TO SEE OUR
WINTER HATS, at 25 Ceiits
A lot of Boys' Hats marked down from 50c, 85c and $1. AM now 25 cents.
We close evenings at 6 o'clock, Saturday evenings excepted,
1714. 1718. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Srookd Avkspr. Rock Island.
Albums marked down.
Pastel Pictures, all prices.
Elegant Frames very Reasonable
Prang's X-Mas Cards 1 Booklets.
Portfolios of Etchings by Loots K. Harlow.
Henneckey s Sta'uary, rqLu.
Fine Stationery by the qaire or ream. Cill an I examine.
KINGSBURY & SON,
1705 Second avenue.
CAUSE OF THE CHORCU.
Tri-City Denominations and a Year's
We arn the Western agents for the stove manufactures
of Taplin, Rice & Co., and carry the largest stock of
stoves west of Chicago. In baying of us you virtually
boy of the manufacturers and at lower prices than any
retail dealer can afford to make. It will pay you to see
us before yon buy anything in the shape of a. stove.
WILMRD BAKER & CO.,
Opposite Harper House, Rock Island.
NO. 1708 SECOND AVENUE.
We carry the largest and best assorted stock of
in this vicinity, and at all times and make lowest prices.
Valuable and Intrreatinz Beport-
Statistics to Lanft-asjres Prrarhed
Yaa( Mr a.
The regular meeting of the Tri-City
Ministerial asac-ciation was held at Day'
en port Monday, President J. H. C. Read,
of Moline, presiding. Nearly all the pas
tora of evangt Heal churches in the city
were present. Secretary Snyder, of Dav
enport, made u valuable and interesting
report concerning church attendance in
Rock Island, Davenport and Moline in
the year 1888. Mr. Snyder said that the
statistics include all the prntestant
churches of th; three cities excepting the
Episcopal Cathedral and Unitarian of
Davenport, lbs Unitarian of Moline, and
the Trinity episcopal of Rock Island
These two Episcopal churches did not
send in any statistics, and those from the
Unitarian wjero so different from the oth
ers that they could not well be incorpor
ated in the tal le. The Unitarian church
in Davenport reports twenty families in
the church, a l enrollment of 60 in the
Sunday school, and a seating capacity of
200 in the auditorium. The Unitarian
church in Moline reports 86 members, an
accession of 10 young men during the
year, average attendtnee of 40 at morn
ing service, at.d a Sunday school of 60.
stand in number of churches and in mem
bership as follows:
No. churches. VnmhAn
Christian 2 71
Lutheran 8 674
Methodist 1 gso
Presbyterian 2 454
United Presbyterian 1 74
Baptist 2 4
Christian ; 1 150
Congregational. 2 SW
Episcopal 2 274
Lutheran 4 434
Methodist 4 b4
United Presbyte-ian 1 itW
Baptist 9 4x1
Cougn f ulonal 1 SHO
Methodist 8 445
IN THK TIIREK CITIES.
Baptist 6 -1 1S
Christian 2 ;ji
episcopal 2 j74
Lutheran y 2.399
Metliodi-t s 1,4'H
Presbyier an 4 791
United Presbyterian i 164
Total.... 86 7,134
The standing of the churches, in point
preached win reported as follcws:
No. Church. Members.
English 1 1,151
Genu at 1 ft(0
Swedish 2 2M
English 13 2,229
Uerman 4 4K9
Swede 1 65
English 4 931
Swedish 4 901
IN THE THREE CITIES
English 24 4 SIS
(iennan S 969
Swedish 19 l,tA
The report goes into details as to the
sexes, and shows: In Rock Island there
are 100 femile to 48 ma'e; in Davenport.
100 female la 46 male; in Moline 100
female to 61 male; in the three cities 100
female to 60 male. Two fifths o the
male membi rs are from 15 to 35 years of
In Rock Island there are 16 young men
out of everv 100 members; in Davenport,
13; and in Moline, 14; an average in the
three cities of 14 young men to every 100
members. The large Lutheran congrega
lion in Rock Island, with a membership
of 500. did not give '.he number of male
and female members, nor the young men,
and consequently are not counted in this
part of the statistics.
at morning service in Rock Island is
equal to 73 percent of the membership;
Davenport, 83 per cent; Moline. 80 per
cent; tri-ciiies 79 per cent. The attend
ance at evening service in Rock Island is
75 per cent less than the morning; in
Davenport, 10 per cent; in Moline, 42
per cent lens; in the three cities, 22 per
cent less. Rock Island has 1,905 mem
bers with a morning attendance of
1.389; evesing, 1,190. Davenport has
2,753 members; morning attendance,
2.296; eve ling. 2,073. Moline has 2,526
members; morning attendance, . 2,014;
evening, 1,170- The prayer meeting at
tendance ia equal to one-fifth of the
membership. The total membership is
7,184 with a morning attendance of
5,699, and evening 4,433.
to the various churches from the world
for the year is equal in Rock Island to a
growth of 9 per cent; in Davenport, 8
per cent; Moline, 9 per cent. Tri-city,
nearly 9 i r cent. This ia greater than
the increase of the population for the
THE SEATING CAPACITY
in Rock Island ia equal to one-half the
entire popu'ation; in Davenport, one
fourth; in Moline, one -half the popula
tion. In Davenport there are four large
Catholic churches with an estimated pop
ulation of 7,000 and a seating capacity of
fully 8,500. The figures for the Catho
lic churcies in Rock Island were not se
cured. After Mr. Snyder had presented his
religious atatiatica of the three cities, the
Rev. Wilson Denny, of Clinton, read a
paper on "the church and the young
the best, methods of securing Sunday
school at tendance." The Rev. A. B.
Meldrum read a paper on "Cbild-conver
aion and edification," and Rev. C. L.
Morgan, of Moline, read a paper on
"Young people's organizations in con
nection with the church."
For assortment, quality and prices it always pays
to trade at
Louis Eck. hart.
Tke People' Officers.
Folio ving the election of directors of
the People's National bank yesterday
afternotn, officers were chosen for the
ensuing year as follows:
President Bailey Davenport.
Vice President Joseph Rosen field.
Cashier John Peetr.
The complete results of the elections lu
the othor banks were given in last even
ing's A HOTS. -
Shear nonsense a humorous clipping.
WINTER COMES WILDLY.
Tke frlatdSi anon Eaters Boisterous
ir The Ferry gearrd Ont Diffi
culty of Travel.
After a day and nearly a night of driz
zling, sleeting, slippery weather, belated
winter sent in an advance guard to her
ald his comicg at an early hour this morn
ing in the shape of a small blizzard,
which has remained with us all day. No
very extensive preparations had been
made for the rather unwelcome visitor
and consequently people were generally
more or less embarrassed as to bow to
entertain him, and much awkwardness
was shown in the fulfillment of the un
happy task. It was mighty tough work
getting down town this morning: the
local population had not had such a
struggle for a year almost. Suot.
Schnitger, of the Holmes syndicate, nev
er ba1 so much to do at one time in his
life. "Ob, that I had the wings of the
bird that I might fly everywhere," was
the thought that came to his mind when
aronsed by the fury of the storm out of
doors. He pulled htmself out of bed at
3 o'clock this morning, and getting into
his high-topped boots and coat, sallied
forth to battle with the snow. He han
dled the task well, however, and by day
light all the various lines under his man
agement on both sides of the river were
open and cars running. Only a
few of the cars, of course, could get
through this morning, and these only
were those provided with plows. Cars
and scrapers were kept on the move
though and by noon the tracks were in
pretty fair shape. A fresh batch of plow
attachments were received this morning
and this almost" indispensible machine
will be placed on all the cars.
The snow and slush formed so thickly
in the river this morning that Capt.
Cameron determined to get the ferry into
winter quarters, and at 9 o'clock the Spen
cer steamed off down stream to her place j
of safety below the city. This is the
latest the boat has ever run uninterrupted
with the exception of seven years ago
when she did not tie up all winter. Two
years ago she went in Jan. 8, but she had
been down for a short period and re
turned previous to that. Last year the
went into winter quarters and came out
March 20. though she did not set to run
ning re guliirly until four days later.
Pierce ns was the appearance of tLc
storm this morning, there was noi the
impediment to railroad traffic that wou'd
naturally be expected. On the contrary
with little exception all the roads got
their trains into Rock Island on time.
The Beardstown accommodation was
about an hour late, but otherwise there
were no delays of any consequence.
According to the signal service obser
vations this must be the beginning only
of a wintry siege. This morning orders
came to hoist the black flag and look for
a decline of thirty degrees in twenty-four
B. K Cabl'SIilon Kant.
The presence of President Cable, of tie
Rock Island route, in New York city is
for an important purpose is the assertion
of an exchange. He is there not only to
refute the assertion of Jay Gould and his
henchmen that the C , R. I. & P. broke
the southwestern ticket agreement, but
show the Missouri Pacific, the great
growler in the matter, did it. He has in
his possession the original ticket which
caused the muss, with affidavits of the
parties who purchased it. The evidence
points to Mr. Jewett, passenger and
ticket agent of the Missouri Pacific at
Kansas City, and Mr. Pennington, bis
assistant, as the guilty parties.and their de
capitation seems to be a foregone conclu
sion. These gentlemen have steadfastly
denied thus far that they have sold any
tickets at cut rates. They say that the day
the transaction is said to have been made
the Missouri Pacific only sold three tickets
to Denver and one to Pueblo, and the
latter was a half fare ticket to a Wabash
employe at $9 10. That they are not
telling the trutb is proven by the fact
that the ticket obtained by the Chicago,
Kansas & Nebraska is a regular ticket to
Pueblo, purchased at the regular ticket
office of the Missouri Pacific for $15.
which rate the C, R. I. & P. has met.
The teason that the Rock Island has met
the cut rate without giving previous no
tice to the Missouri Pacific, waa that it
had previously notified lineB west of the
river that it would promptly meet any
cut rate made over a competing line with
out notice. It was only by such prompt
action that it could bring some of its
western competitors, and especially
Gould's Missouri Pacific, to a realization
of the fact that they could no longer vio
late agreements and rates with impunity.
It was only by such prompt action that
it could hope to secure the punishment
of the parties guilty of the violation of
the agreement, all previous efforts to
have them punished for similar violations
having failed. This is why Mr. Cable is
in New York.
The Library Board.
The regular monthly meeting of the
library board waa held Monday evening.
There were present President Connelly
and directors J. C. Rasmussen, C. J. Lar
kin, David Don, J. H. Southwell and J.
R. Johnston. The following bills were al
lowed: Kenyon News Agency. $40 15; Rock
IslandCarnage Co., $3.50; Rock Island
Gas Co., 3.12; Rock Islander, $ 2; Rock
Island Argus, $8; J. L Freeman, 7.20;
Yolks Zeitung, $8; O. A. Barnhart, $5;
McCabe Bros., $8 82; A. C. McClurg &
V., V90.D7-, expenses, f 3 10.
ine Dtanaara uramaiic company
played to a good house at Harper's
theatre last evening despite bad weather.
The southern drama "The Octoroon" was
admirably presented, the cast including
Miss Ella Richardson as "Zoe," Miss
Dora Lombard as "Dora Sunnyside,
Harry Harvey as "Salem Scudder," Sid
ney Oliver as "McCloskey," and John W,
Barry as the Indian "Wabnotee." To
night, "East Lynn "
"Jack shall pipe and Gill shall dance
just as lone out in the open barn as thev
please. The free born American citizen
don't fear neuralgia with Salvation Oil to
the front. Only a twenty five cent in
The Beaolntlons for Sidewalks and
Other Matters of Importance Before
One of the most important measures
that came before the council meeting
Monday night, and to which allusion
only was made in the official proceedings
introduced by Aid. Ill, and which were
Whereas, The report of the superin
tendent of streets shows that in the ex
treme part of the city there are no side
walks, and that in other parts of the city
where there are walks, that the greatest
part of them aro in a dilapidated and
dangerous condition to such an extent
that they are dangerous for people to
travel after dark for fear of injury to
persons or property, and at the same
time mbking the city liable for damages
therefore be it
Resolved. That the city attorney is
hereby Instructed to carefully examine
the report of the superintendent of streets
and accordingly prepare an ordinance for
the constructing of sidewalks in such
parts of the city that have no sidewalks,
and also include in said ordinance the re
construction of all such sidewalks as are
found uneven, dilapidated and danger
ous to public travel. Said ordinance is
to fully comply with an ordinance passed
Oct. 1, 1888. And the street and alley
committee is hereby empowered to have
the present engineer, who ia employed by
the city, to assist the city attorney in
making the necessary specification, so
that the city attorney will be able to
bring said ordinance before the council at
the regular meeting of February next;
and be it further
Resolved, That the city attorney is
hereby instructed to prepare and have
printed all necessary blanks that are re
quired in the executing of the special
taxation and special assessment law on
the improving of streets, alleys and side
walks in the city of Rock Island, to fully
comply with the statute of the state of
On the question of suitable quarters for
the occupancy of the city. Alderman Mc
Conochie submitted the following minor
ity report as a substitute for the majority
report favoring the re-leading of the pres
ent quarters. The matter was referred to
the finance committee to report at the
Resolved, That the special committee
appointed at the last regular meeting of
the citv council to secure quarters for the
city officers is hereby instructed to ascer
tain the best terras that the present quar
ters can be leased for, for a term uot to
exceed three years; ttie committer to also
make further and diligent inquiry and
ascertain if better and more acceptable
terms can not be obtained elsewhere and
report at the next regular meeting.
Whereas. We deem it would he to the
best interests of the city to he the owner
of its own quarters. Therefore be it
Resolved, That a proposition be sub
mitted to the leal voters of the city ol
Rock Island at the next annual city elec
lion on Anril 2. 1889, to-wit: That the
City of Rock Island be authorized to
issue bonds to the amount of fifty thous
and ($50,000) dollars bearing 4 per cent
interest, the bonds to be pavable in ten
years subject to redemption at the pleas
ure of the city at any time after five
years. No bond to be sold for less than
its par value.
Resolved, That the monies derived
from the sale of such bonds to be used
for the construction of a city hall in
Union Square, and to improve and beau-
lily the same.
School Board Meeting.
The Rock Island public school board
met in regular monthly session last even
ing, present President Reiniers and Di
rector Thomas and Barth.
On recommendation the salary of Miss
Sallie Uillier was advauced to $45 per
month, to date from Jan. 7lh.
It was ordered that the insurance on
building No. 4 be limited to $10,000 when
The finance committee reported the
$3,51:0 in bonds authorized Nov. 13,
1888, sold at par and proceeds placed to
the credit of the board.
Bills were allowed as follows:
H. Kingsbury & Son. 8.67: H. F.
Cordes, $4 25; Stewart & Montgomery,
$5.50; Rock Island Gas Co., $175; W.
H. Bean, $1; Central Union Telephone
Co . $32 62; Henry Dart's Sons. $4.65;
3. S. Kemble, cash advanced, $11.12; C.
J. Crampton. $2; G. R. Housel, $10.80;
David Don, $212.15.
Snow shovels 18 cents at the Fair.
Snow shovels only 18 cents at the
Good snow shovels only 18 cents at the
There is to be a charity ball at the Har
per house February 14.
The blizzard was a long time coming,
but it "got here just the same."
The Rock Island Citizens' Improvement
association meets in regular monthly ses
sion tomorrow night.
The engagement is announced of J. D.
Cady, of Moline, and Miss Henderson, a
wealthy lady of Chicago.
Miss Frances Cutter arrived from Chi
cago Saturday evening, and is the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Walker.
Tomorrow at McCabe Bros, children's
all wool leggins 11 cents per pair, all
wool mittens 6 cents per pair, ear muffs
6 cents a pair.
Special sale, prices reduced on ear
muffa, all wool leggins, all wool mittens,
all wool gloves, for children, ladies and
men, at McCabe Bros.
The ice and coal men are wearing a
fiendish, smile today and patting old
Boreas on the back. Their long-looked
for harvest is at hand.
Supply yourselves with underwear.
gloves, caps, etc. Everything going
without regard to cost at the assignee
sale of Robinson & Taliaferro's.
John E. Blakemore has been nominated
by the republican caucus at Springfield
for second assistant engrossing clerk of
the lower house of the general assembly.
Warm gloves, mittens and leggins.
The time has come when you'll want 'em,
and we want to close tbem out. Special
offerings foi Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday of this week at McCabe Bros'.
Tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock
McCabe Bros, will sell one lot of chil
dren's all wool leggins at 11 cents a pair.
Misses' all wool leggins 16 cents a pair.
Ladie's leggina 22 cents a pair, worth
almost double the price.
The former citizen of Rock Island,
Geo. Wei6s, has written an interesting
letter to friends here concerning the
weather at Jackson, Minn., his present
home, where they are enjoying as fine
weather as we have had here.
Wednesday, Eve.. Jan. 9
Standard Theatre Co
Will present the Grand Scenic Production,
Using all Special Scenery and the followinr
Steve Richardson. Ella Richardson,
Barray Harvey, David i. Raraaga,
John W. Barry. R B. Wiley.
Sidnt-y Oliver, Dora Lombard,
Thomas J . Keogh, Jessie Crisp,
Beautiful Wardrobe. Change of
Admission only 10. to and SO cents. Reserved
seats for sale at the usual place without extra
C. A. Steel, - - Manager.
OKE NIGHT ONLY.
Son Asralnat father and Mother.
Ferdinand DeGean, a minor living
with his parents at Fourth street and
Second avenue, has entered a petition in
the county court for the appointment of
a guardian to draw and care for his
wages, being employed at the glass works.
He avers in the petition that his parents
Joseph and Pauline DeGean, have abused
him, his mother having held him while
his father beat bim with a poker. He
swears further that his father has repeat
edly drawn his wages at the glass works
and applied them to his own use.and has
so hectored and annoyed the proprietors
of the glass works that he is in danger of
losing his position unless some one else is
appointed to collect his wages. The
petitioner is 19 years of age, and prays
for the hppointment of Henry C. Schafer
as his guardian.
Wm. Lloyd was in the police court last
evening for assaulting his wife and was
fined $5 and costs. Early yesterday
afternoon Lloyd drove his wife and chil
dren out of doors, and upon Mrs. L's.
application at the police station for as
sistance, Officers Long and Scbaab ac
companied her to her home. In their
presence Lloyd struck his wife in the face
and the officers promptly arrested him.
The Murrin ab luction case described
in yesterday's Argus is entertaining
Magistrate Bennett's court Ibis afternoon,
a change of venue haviug been taken
from Justice Cooke. E. H. Guyer ap
pears for -the prosecution, and Majj
Beardsley for the defense.
St. Paul Lodge. Mo-107, K- P.
All members are requested to be pres
ent at their Castle ball this (Wednesday)
evening. worK in the rank of Knight
Visiting Knights cordially invited.
Geo B 8tebbins. C. C.
Fred J. Hodges. K R. & B
"It's only a question of time," and a
short time, too, as to when your rheumas
tism will yield to Hood s Sarsapanlla.
Toothache, faceache, inflamed and
sore eyes, are certainly cured bj Pond's
Extract; sold in our bottles only.
Monday, Jan. 14. 1889
Special Engagement of the Original
Beaded by SNOW and RUSKLL the Popular
Comedians. Carrie Lamont as the Bad Boy
Boy, with specialties, Kitty Negrella,
New Music. Everything New.
The Funniest Show on the Road
Three Hours of Fun!
Carry onr own Scenery. Don't miss this or nn
will regret it Under the management of Mat
Admission 25. 50 and 75 cts; Reserved aeata
on saie at Niemann s paumann a.
and a fall line of
Under Rock Island lioase.
or one-fourth off
In order to clean up their cloak department quickly make a big,
wide and deep cut for this week.
or one-fourth will be deducted from the price of all cloaks,
PLUSH SACQUES EXCEPTED. Newmarkets Plush Jackets.
Plush Modjeskas, Short Wraps, misses' and children'! garments
all go at one-fourth off.
..$13.50 now $11 8S
" 4.00 now
" 8.00 now
IS. 95 now
" 20.00 now
" 5.00 now
" 5.00 now
" a. 50 now
And so on through the line. An early call will secure beet
bargains. The winter ia all before us and this is a grand op
portunity to purchase cloaks at below eero prices. Close evea
lngs at 6 p. m.
Hock Island, Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZIYIANN,
1623 and 1625
Second Avenue, Rock Island,
Can now show you the Largest stock of fine
ever seen in this market,
Unsurpassed in the West.
ISF" Remember the place under Harper's Theali e.
WE OFFER FOR SALE-
Important Points are:
1st. I nterest Is 7 per cent net to Lander.
M. We collect interest without charge.
Sd. Loans offered are complete aad InTeator
gets his paper at once.
4th. We examine the records annoslly for de
linquent Wes on lands covered by oar mortgagee.
Bih. Onr agent Inspects each (arm before we
mue a loan on n .
6th. We make a specialty of Farm Loins.
Tth. No paint or experts spared by as to mike
our business as safe for our clients as experience,
good fallh and skill can make It
8th. Investor can be supplied with loan for
t w sou upwaru.
Call or write for circular.
H. M. HENLEY, Attorney,
Rooms 80, 81. 82 Masonic Temple,
H. D. FOLSOM,
No. 1707 Second avenue, Rock Island.
Pure Kentuclcy Bourlion $1.75 per Gallon
KOHIST & ADLER'S,
POST OFFICE BLOCK. :
C3"3end for Price List. P. O. Box 32.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Kidney and Iairer Fills
few Mia . ii T Im. Wmm a M
aeh diseases. These celebrated Dillin f asa tasi.
In- the place of the more expansive remedies for
raner mm nr casopiainia, ana are rar I r-rTT.
Qore easily takes, sad in fact are the best thing
aver mtrodaced for ait diseases of the kidneys
aad liver, sick headache, pain ia the tack and
ride, aeartbrnra. gnawing and bunimi pain at ths
pit of the stomach, yellow skin, coated tongas,
coming an of the food after saiing. r" n i
of the kidneys. aravel,etc.. and sa a family pin
they have aosqaal, sndahonUi be kept ia cvni
Directions I For sick headache, two or three at
bedtime t for dyspepsia, ana erery day before
dinner: for disorder ot the kidneys, two, two or
three times a week notll relieved t for disorders
of the liver, ass bflioasnrss, three or (oar aa rs
GIVE THEM A TRIAL.
NONE EQUAL THEM
The proprietor wnl forward them to any address
"1 ssau, vn receipt o pnes.
Q5 Cts a Bottle.
T. H. THOMAS.
Cores Coughs, Colds, HcJUawoeaa, Crony
Whooping Congfa, B pitting of
Blood and all Dlseaaea
of the Langa,
On trial Is all that Is
roathatlt laths beatOaoEh Remedy
next tints jm have a tough or told, call
Price 10. S and 60 cents.
CaD for areata cos
T. EL Thomas.
H.B. AWvs goads ahlpsod ha aay
sraalstof tfconrfea. .